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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 

Current Funding Opportunities


Grants Gateway Notice:

Beginning January 1, 2014, State agency grant funding opportunities will be posted on the Grants Gateway. The Grant Opportunity Portal will provide a one-stop shop to access all available State agency grant funding. All grant funding opportunities will require applicants to register as a user on the Grants Gateway system in order to apply. In addition, all not-for-profit organizations must be prequalified in order to do business with New York State.

Please visit the Grants Gateway at www.grantsreform.ny.gov and select the Grantee section to register and prequalify.

Please note that our address for both mailing and hand delivery is:

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235

New York State Grown and Certified Implementation of Agricultural Environmental Management Plans on Specialty Crop Farms
Due Date: January 20, 2017

RFP0143: Entertainment Booking and Related Services for the New York State Fair
Due Date: December 9, 2016 by 3:00 pm

Climate Resilient Farming Round 2 - Due on December 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

2016 Farm to School - Due on October 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program
Due to Broome, Cattaraugus, Chenango, Steuben, Tompkins, or Tioga Soil and Water Conservation Districts by 4:00 pm Monday, October 17, 2016

RFP0144: Long Island Taste NY Market Place
Due Date: August 24, 2016 by 3:00 pm

RFP0142: SWCD Education Outreach and Communication Services
Due Date: August 12, 2016 - 3:00 Local Time

RFP0133: eTicketing Services NYS Fair
Due Date: June 10, 2016 by 3:00 pm

IFB0140: Plum Pox Virus Sample Analysis
Due Date: May 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

IFB0141: Bag Check and Gate Security Services at the New York State Fairgrounds
Due: April 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

IFB0139: Restaurant Operations in the Center of Progress Building
Due: April 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm Revised

Round 14 Farmland Protection Implementation Grants (FPIG) Program

         Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Webinar for Potential Applicants - Request For Proposals  (Content of each is identical; select best date/time for your participation.)

IFB0137: Bag Check and Gate Security Services at the New York State Fairgrounds
Due: April 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

IFB0135: Trash Removal and Disposal at the New York State Fairgrounds
Due: March 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Genesee River Erosion and Sediment Control Implementation Grant Application

Round 22: Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Abatement and Control Program

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program
Due to Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, or Tioga Soil and Water Conservation Districts by 4:00pm Monday, March 7, 2016

IFB0119: Tree Removal for the New York State Asian Longhorned Beetle Program
Due Date: February 16, 2016

RFP0131: Marketing, Advertising and Public Relation Services for the New York State Fair and Fairgrounds, and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets - Due Date is December 10, 2015 by 3:00 pm

Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program (HVAEP)

         Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Webinar for Potential Applicants - Request For Proposals  (Content of each is identical; select best date/time for your participation.)

  • Webinar Presentation (PDF)

    Sample Proposal:
      Note:  Grants Gateway will create a single PDF of your submitted proposal that you may download for your records. However, this sample proposal is provided as follows:  Excerpt 1   Excerpt 2   Excerpt 3

Climate Resilient Farming - Due December 14

2015 Farm to School - Deadline Extended to 4:30 pm on Monday, November 2, 2015

Farmland Protection Implementation Grants (FPIG)

         Request for Applications (RFA)

County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant Application (RFA)

  • PDF County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant Application
  • PDF Circular 1500 Article 25AAA- Agricultural and Farmland Protection Programs
  • PDF Frequently Asked Questions
  • PDF Sample Contract
  • PDF Appendix A - Standard Clauses for State Contracts
  • PDF List of Eligible Counties FY 2008-2009

Municipal Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant

  • PDF Request for Applications (RFA)
  • PDF Circular 1500 Article 25AAA- Agricultural and Farmland Protection Programs
  • PDF Frequently Asked Questions
  • PDF Sample Contract
  • PDF Appendix A Standard Clauses for New York State Contract

Good Agricultural Practices Certification Assistance Program

  • PDF GAP Certification
  • PDF GAP Application
  • PDF NYS Vendor ID - FAQ
  • PDF DOC NYS Vendor ID Form: Substitute Form W-9
  • PDF DOC Claim For Payment

Soil and Water Division

Specialty Crop Funds Available

Organic Certification Reimbursement

Offers organic producers reimbursement of their certification costs up to a maximum of 75 percent or $750. The certification must be done by a USDA accredited certifying agency.The reimbursement is for newly certified producers and processors, or existing producers and processors renewing their certification. Application.


Single Source Contracts

A new subparagraph ii was added to Section 163(10)(b) to limit the use of single source procurements to circumstances where a formal competitive process is not feasible and provide that the term of the single source contract shall be only for a period of time until such circumstances are ameliorated. Furthermore, State agencies must document in the Procurement Record why competition is not feasible and publish these reasons on its website within 30 days of awarding a single source contract. This is in addition to the requirement that single source contracts be let in only unusual circumstances where material and substantial reasons exist 

Single Source Exemption

  • PDF Animal Health Testing
  • PDF Single Source Exemption HRI
  • PDF Single Source Agreement NYIRN
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Arkansas Experimental Station
  • PDF Singel Source Exemption Farmers Market Federation EBT
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Milk For Health Niagara Frontier
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Cornell University for Avian Influenza Surveillance Testing

Non-Department Funding Opportunities

New Farmers Grant Fund

Market Access Program

The Department also assisted food companies in securing federal Market Access Program funds through Food Export USA-Northeast for their individual branded product market development and promotion activities. In 2009, 52 New York companies were allocated over $2.4 million. This program will reimburse up to 50% of eligible marketing expenses for qualified companies.

SARE Farmer/Grower Grant Program

The Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) encourages farmers in the northeast who want to explore innovative sustainable practices on their farms to apply for this grant. The Farmer/Grower Grant program allows farmers and growers to conduct experiments, try new approaches, and test emerging ideas about agricultural sustainability. The emphasis is on new ideas that advance good stewardship, improve farm profitability, and strengthen rural communities. For more information and an application, go to www.nesare.org/Grants/Get-a-Grant

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